I’m so excited to share one of my favorite family dessert recipes, ice cream and pear parfait. I’m not even sure I can really call it a recipe given that it only has 4 ingredients and is so easy to make, but whatever you want to call it, it’s heavenly!
The four ingredients you’ll need are:
- vanilla ice cream,
- chocolate syrup,
- pears (fresh or canned. Canned seems to do better if they won’ t be eaten immediately.)
The amount of each ingredient is completely up to you and your preferences. If you’re anything like me, that kind of freedom may scare you. (I’m a rule follower and like direction; I understand.) Just trust me when I say you cannot screw this up.
You’ll also want a pretty glass dish so you and your guests can enjoy looking at all of the pretty layers. I’d prefer something along this size
However, since I’m trying to lose baby (toddler and preschooler) weight I’ll stick with something a little more reasonable like a toasting flute. Any pretty, narrow glass container will do.
Now we assemble.
First, you’ll put in the ice cream followed by chocolate syrup, pears, and a dash of cinnamon. Repeat these layers until your glass is full!
I like to compress the middle ice cream layer a bit to help keep the ingredient layers defined. I think it helps create a prettier dessert… and I can fit more in the cup that way, who am I kidding!
I also prefer to finish the parfait layers with the ice cream and chocolate syrup so I usually do ten layers total: 2 sets of what’s pictures above topped with a final layer of ice cream and chocolate.
You can enjoy immediately if you wish, but I like to pop it back into the freezer for 20 or so minutes just to help that ice cream firm back up. It can get a little soft during the layering process. This also chills the other ingredients and, in my opinion, makes it a bit tastier. I like to make them right before before eating dinner so they’re ready when our meal is finished.
As I said earlier you cannot screw this up. Also, this is just how we make them in our family. Feel free to play with different ingredients, and let me know how it turns out!
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YUM!! Breyers vanilla and Hershey’s syrup are good enough on their own, but adding the pears is such a great idea. We usually have all this on hand (but with canned pears), so I’ll have to give this a try! And don’t you just love those little spice jars?? 🙂
They’re great! I love that I can see all the colorful spices when I open the drawer. I hope you’ll let me know what you think of the parfait when you try it. It has fruit in it so it’s healthy, right? 🙂
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Nannette and the Sweetheart
Looks fabulous and so easy! I want to try the chicken Tetrazzini too! Thank you for sharing.
You’re so very welcome! I’d love to hear what you think of them so you’ll have to come back and let me know. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less
Oh this sounds and looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing this recipe and linking it up to Thrifty Thursday!
Hi Ruth! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
Emily, this looks amazing. I am sure it is absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing. My husband loves pears and we hardly ever have them. I am sure he would love it if I made these.
I hope you’ll let me know how you like it if you try it! It’s one of my favorites.
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I would not have thought to add the pears and cinnamon, but now that you mention it, it sounds amazing! All of those are ingredients I love. Thanks for a fresh idea.
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Just linked up! Thanks for the invitation 🙂
It’s 8 AM but I’m pretty sure I could still go for one of these! Looks delicious! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post (and others)!
Alyson from Starting Over @ The Dirty 30
Oh. My. Goodness. That sounds amazing! Would have never thought to add pear to ice cream but I am sure I could get on board:)
Thanks, Alyson. It really is. I hope you’ll try it and let me know what you think!
Oh, my! This looks so delicious! YUM!
Thanks, Heather. We had them last week when I made them for the post and again last night. So yummy! I’m getting ready to start a diet so I’m admittedly on a bit of a binge 🙂
Oh, WOW!! That looks so good! I never would have thought of using pears!!! Thanks!!
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Thanks, Stacy! 🙂
Oh, this looks amazing! YUMMY! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Just pinned and followed you on all social media!! 🙂
Have a great week.
Thanks, Kathy! I’m following you too. I hope you have a great week 🙂
Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box
I love pears but I’ve never incorporated them into a parfait before – what a fabulous idea! I’d be thrilled if you’d come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-6/
Thanks so much for the invitation. Just linked up!
I never would have thought to put this combination together but this sounds really yummy! Thanks for linking up at Life Inspired!
Thanks for stopping by, Kelsey!
Thank you so much for linking your delicious dessert up at The Weekly Creative last week. It looks soo yummy! I wanted to tell you that we launched a new linky party over at our other site, The Inspiration Network and it’s just for desserts! We would love it if you stopped by and linked up some of your yummies. 🙂 XO
Thank you for linking up at The Weekly Creative!! We’d love for you to come over to our newest link party: at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let’s party!!
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Thanks, Melanie and Diana. I’ve linked up. Excited to participate! Thanks so much for the invitation 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. You are featured today at Pick of the Bunch. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 🙂
Hi Kathy, Thanks for the feature! 🙂
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
This sounds like a great treat 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends last week – I hope you’ll join us again tomorrow. I look forward to seeing what you’ve been working on this week! 🙂
Thanks! I’ll be by tomorrow for sure 🙂
This looks divine! I have featured it at our Make Bake Create party this week and pinned it at well! Please stop by and check it out!
Thank you so much! What a wonderful surprise. (And it is divine) 🙂
OH BOY – now I am hungry…. thanks for sharing!
I love how you snuck fruit in this parfait. It looks yummy. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty this week hope you will come back next week to link up again.